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Tom Allison
Tom is the Policy and Research Manager at Young Invincibles, producing a variety of reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets. He also develops creative ways to tell young peoples’ stories through policy analysis.

Tom cut his teeth in research at Media Matters for America, publishing over three hundred reports and columns fact checking misinformation in the media. He also has experience designing and implementing fundraising and development plans, helping raise tens of millions of dollars for nonprofits. Tom most recently worked at Bullfight Strategies, a strategic communications firm, where he implemented metric analysis and data visualization to improve his clients’ political and policy profile. Tom received a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington and will soon earn a Masters in Public Policy from the George Washington University.

A native of rural Orange County, VA, Tom can be found piddling in the garden on his days off.

Entries by Tom Allison

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:57 PM

The Affordable Care Act's supporters and detractors have consistently agreed on one thing: the success or failure of the law hinges on the whether young adults, who tend to be healthier and less expensive to insure, enroll. New data released last week shows that more young people are...

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Why the Feds Should Regulate For-Profit Colleges

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 6:20 PM

For just two more weeks, the Department of Education is seeking public input on a regulation for colleges and universities that promise gainful employment -- essentially, the ability to find a job that can pay off a graduate's student debt. The Department was right to propose a rule,...

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Black Youth Unemployment Higher Than a Year Ago

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 9:55 AM

Black workers consistently have higher unemployment rates than whites, but the dispersion is even worse for America's youth. Nearly one in four black 16- to 24-year-olds was out of work in November, compared to only about one in ten white workers in the same age group.

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That Study Telling Millenials to Opt Out of Obamacare Is Bogus

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 2:34 PM

You've heard the argument a lot lately: buying health insurance when you're young and healthy isn't worth it. It's cheaper to just pay the fine. The National Center for Public Policy Research's David Hogberg even published a report that claims that 3.7 million young people would be better...

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New Data Shows Young Adults Continuing to Benefit from Obamacare

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 5:28 PM

Signing young people up for health insurance, who tend to be healthier and have lower health costs than older people, is absolutely crucial to the success of the Affordable Care Act. New data shows progress on that front, but there are still millions of young people...

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U.S. News' College Rankings Are Terrible -- But It's Not (Completely) Their Fault

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 5:32 PM

U.S. News and World Report publishes its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in America this month, and if past is prologue, the rankings will receive plenty of attention and criticism. College affordability advocates argue that the ranking incentivizes schools to build lavish new buildings that drive up...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Senate Deal Treats Students Like Cash Cows

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 5:32 PM

The Senate is voting on a deal to change interest rates on federal student loans, pegging the rates to the 10-year Treasury note. With market interest rates so low this year, students taking out loans will pay a lower rate than current law of 6.8 percent -- for now. But...

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